If you’re managing a fleet, then it’s likely that negligent entrustment is one of your biggest concerns. Luckily, continuous license monitoring can offer you some protection against negligent entrustment.
Motus released its 2019 Motus Driver Safety Report that examines the expenses associated with vehicle incidents and the impact on employers with mobile-enabled workers.
According to the findings, costs incurred by businesses from insurance premiums, vehicle repairs, lost productivity and more amounted to $57.9 billion last year.
“Driver safety is a top priority for businesses when it comes to their mobile employees,” said Ken Robinson, Market Research Analyst for Motus. “By understanding the potential risks to employees and implementing driver safety programs to help reduce accidents, organizations can protect their team members from harm. As an added bonus, it turns out safer drivers have a measurable and significant positive impact on the bottom line.”
Read more of the Motus Report.
American startup company Rivian is planning to throw its electric truck, the 2021 Rivian R1T, into the ring as early as 2020.
The Bollinger B2 is the wildest and most expensive of the upcoming electric trucks: priced at $125,000, with geared axle hubs, hydropneumatic suspension, and the ability to carry 16-foot lumber with the tailgate closed.
Lordstown Motors is now accepting $1000 deposits to reserve its electric pickup truck, the 2021 Lordstown Endurance. The truck is initially intended for fleet use, but the company is accepting deposits for private use as well.
Read the article at Car and Driver.
The winners of the Residual Value Awards are forecast to retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP over a three-year period with the Audi E-Ton topping the electric segment.
When it comes to residual values for individual vehicle types the most problematic to predict have been the battery-electric vehicles. Not only have they been sold in very low volume, but the vast majority of those sales were in some ways government-subsidized.
“I think as we start to see those federal tax incentives start to pull out of the market, as we've seen automakers rightsize their production, as we see more EV utility vehicles be introduced with the utility body style that consumers are looking for, we should see continued growth in EV,” said Eric Lyman, chief industry analyst at ALG
Read the article at Forbes.
Green Truck Summit, Manufacturer and Distributor Innovation Conference, and educational sessions begin March 3.
The Work Truck Show exhibit hall opens March 4 and runs through noon on March 6.
Fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers from around the world will hear strategies to help create more productive and innovative work trucks, discover ways to turn commercial vehicles into work systems and gain insight into electric work truck deployment at Green Truck Summit 2020, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2020.
Read more at NTEA News.